Mojokerto

The oldest from southest Asia?

This fossil braincase of a young (2-4 year old) individual was found in a layer about 20 meters above a 1.8-million-year-old volcanic layer. The genus Homo arrived in island Indonesia by at least 1.6 million years ago, when Java was connected to Asia by a land bridge.

Image of Mojokerto skull, side view
Mojokerto
Exhibit item
Site: 
Mojokerto, Java, Indonesia
Date of discovery: 
1936
Discovered by: 
a workman
Age: 
Between 1.8 and 1.6 million years old
Species: 
Homo erectus
Text: 
<bold>The oldest from southeast Asia?</bold> This fossil braincase of a young individual was found in a layer about 20 meters above a 1.8-million-year-old volcanic layer. The genus <italic>Homo<italic> arrived in island Indonesia by at least 1.6 million years ago, when Java was connected to Asia by a land bridge.